Mr Sarosh Zaiwalla, is the senior partner at Zaiwalla & Co and the first Asian to set up an Indian law firm in the city of London. The firm has acted for several high profile figures in recent years including Saddam Hussain, The Dalai Lama, The Gandhi’s as well as the Chinese and UAE government. Tony Blair in fact had his work experience at Zaiwalla & Co in maritime law. The firm is in the country to discuss significant issues such as the development of Anti-corruption law, India’s role in the global merger and arbitration field and key legal reforms that are on the horizon for the country. Significant areas of expertise. Having successfully represented several Iranian institutions, including Bank Mellat, that have had sanctions levied against them overturned, Zaiwalla & Co are recognised as sanctions experts. Increased tensions between the Ukraine and Russia have resulted in the threat of international sanctions being implemented, the firm are well placed to discuss the implications of such actions on a global scale. Sarosh began his career in shipping law and arbitration, and then branched out into non-shipping arbitration. Over the years, he has been involved in over 1,000 international litigations and arbitrations in the fields of Energy, Maritime and Construction either as solicitor, Counsel, Party-Appointed Arbitrator or Sole Arbitrator. Over his career Sarosh has acted for clients ranging from the President of India, the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Iranian Government to the Bachchan and Gandhi families in India. Today the firm acts for both domestic and overseas clients including corporations and state entities, as well as individuals. Their practice areas cover both contentious and non-contentious law, including both domestic and international litigation, international commercial arbitration, shipping, banking, project finance, energy, company, commercial, property and immigration. The Firm benefits from the expertise of a strong team, including specialists in the laws of Russia, China, India and Iran. The firm had also hired a young barrister named Tony Blair, affording Mr Blair in 1983 the only occasion in which the three-time Prime Minister appeared in the Law Report. Sarosh is a former member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, Paris, (1990 – 2002). He is also a CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) Accredited mediator. In 1998, Sarosh was made a Freeman of The City of London by the Lord Mayor of London. In October 2002, he was given India’s Annual National Law Day Award by the Indian Prime Minister for his outstanding contribution to the field of International Arbitration Law. In June 2008, he was appointed an Arbitrator to the Panel of Arbitrators by the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. In 2011 he was appointed as Representative of the Union of Comoros to the International Maritime Organisation.